Oct 14, 2012 5:00am PDT
committee of coke companies. you can see listed their favored candidates, mitt romney and paul ryan. we asked them for comment. he said to encourage employees to be informed, coke mailed a letter to their 50,000 u.s. based employees, makes clear the decisions about which candidates to support are up to each employee and based on factors important to him or her. the information they request, voter registration deadline, voting deadlines and a list of candidates supported by coke companies. it's no surprise, of course, the coke brothers support romney for president. they promised to spend $400 million for americans for prosperity to prevent president obama from winning a second term. they raise questions about the propryettery. agreed ceos marshalling the support of those who work for them. west gate resort ceo david segal e-mailed employees saying he'll have no choice but fire people if president obama is reelected and his tax rates go up. it doesn't pose a threat to your job. what does is another four years of the same presidential administration. if taxes are levied on me or my company
Oct 14, 2012 9:00am PDT
know the campaign was feeling really good about it, feeling like paul ryan has hut romney there and you have a poll like this. the only thing i can say about people moving around so much is they're obviously not happy for obama and they're looking for an all thalternative. what happened was an alternative showed up at the debate and had to meet a certain threshold to say okay, this guy actually, yeah, he could be president, and so what has to happen in the next debate is obama has to convince people that a, no, he's not ready to be president, and b, you've gotta stay with me because we're on the right track, we're moving in the right direction. you don't want to change courses mid stream. > >> shannon: a much tighter race in ohio where the averages are going in favor of the president. of course, that's a key state for anybody who wants to get to the white house. do you think that romney has a chance to break through there because the latest poll out that the obama campaign is citing gives a 5-point edge and it's sometimes an outlier and leans left. they're touting it this morning saying
Oct 13, 2012 10:00pm PDT
vs. romney and biden vs. ryan. tonight, a debate you won't see anywhere else. two presidential candidates not afraid to speak their minds about the issues that matter most. gary johnson, libertarian nominee, and jill stein, green party nominee. they weren't allowed in the debate so we brought them here to add their voices to the national discussion. we'll cover a lot of topics from the economy to social issue. but as third, even fourth party candidates, i decided to start with the obvious question, though -- why are you running? >> i'm running as a mother and a medical doctor really concerned about the direction we're going. and what propelled me into this race at this time, and i've been an activist for two decades really. people ask what kind of medicine i'm practicing, and i say political medicine because it's the mother of all illnesses. we got to fix this one in order to fix everything else that ails us. what propelled me into this race was when the president put medicare and social security on the chopping block as the solution to the debt ceiling crisis a year ago. so i'
Oct 14, 2012 1:00pm PDT
. there was criticism he was interrupting and being disrespectful to paul ryan. on this tuesday it's a townhall format. so if you come across being disrespectful, that can backfire. >> heather: mitt romney is preparing for this. what are we hearing from his camp right now? >> he has rob portman the senator from ohio is playing in the debate sessions to get mitt romney ready. they were doing more sessions over the last couple of days together. bottom line they have been campaigning together in ohio even while the president has been mostly down here, hunkered down getting ready. mitt romney has been out on the stump. his advisors are saying the president may be bringing a different style but they think he has disadvantage in the second debate. >> the president can change his style. he can change his tactics. he can't change his record or policies. that is what this election is about. the fact that $4,300 drop in household incomes has occurred under his watch. >> reporter: now what is interesting, rob portman playing the role of the president on the g.o.p. side here. on the democratic you have john kerry